Tuesday, August 28, 2007

No More Yamaha

I've got a big adjustment to make: I can't lie on the Yamaha anymore.

I threw up on it last night while Mom and Dad were sleeping, and my barf got inside it and on its microchips. They thought it was ruined, but they were able to fix it. Of course, I'm more important to Mom and Dad than any receiver, but the problem is this... worst case scenario, cat barf in an electronic appliance is a fire risk.

And please, nobody worry that I'm sick -- since I'm a fairly floofy kitty, I'm prone to hairballs. Mom gives me hairball remedy, but occasionally, I still barf. And last night, I picked a really, really bad place to do it.

Mom feels like an idiot because she'd never thought about any of us Ballicai possibly barfing on -- or worse, in -- the receiver. Cue Mom now: DUH. But now, she has had to think about it and think about it plenty, and she and Dad have decided it's just too risky to let any of us Ballicai nap on the receiver.

So Mom has rearranged things around the bookcase to make it much more difficult for Dorydoo, me, or MaoMao to jump up there, and she's thinking about putting double-sided sticky tape on the bookcase as well to further discourage any of us from getting up there.

If anykitty has good tips for Mom on how to break me and Dorydoo of the receiver habit, I (well, *ahem* she...) is all ears.

I'm going to miss lying on the Yamaha. But there are plenty of other cozy places around here for a furry-purry, poetic, head over heels in love with her darling mancat (*swoon*, Mickeybear) to lie, reflect, compose, and contemplate.

I'm just going to have to get used to things. A new house rule.

But change can be trying for us kitties.

Jeter and Gretchen, my dear friends, I'll do that fun Scattergories meme tomorrow *smile*.

And Mickeybear, my darling dear, I am yearning so much for a nice, warm, comforting snuggle.


bunnygirl said...

Aww, you look so sad! :-(

Tara said...

Sorry you are going to loose your favorite napping place, but I'm sure you will find other great ones!

Dragonheart said...

Sorry to hear you won't be able to nap on the Yamaha any more, but it sounds like a good rule. I know you'll find many wonderful new napping places.

michico 小芥 said...

I am sorry that your favorite place, but It might be a good rule, because sleep near/at the electronic machine is not good for human and animal~!

I believe you will find your favorite place to stay very soon. We kitties always could find the best place.

Daisy said...

Uh oh! Bomit in the Yamaha is not a good thing. Maybe you could get a heated cat cup that stays warm and is much softer anyway.

Miss Peach>(^,^) said...

Oh I will think hard about this for you sister. Please come over in the morning and I will spoil you all day....bring Mickey too!

Pablo said...

Oh no! Tell your mum not to feel bad... barfing on electrical goods doesn't really come to mind as a common safety hazard! I'm glad your safe and all, but the thought of cats barfing on electrical goods is pretty funny!

Anonymous said...

We are sorry that you lost your Yamaha Marilyn. But we are happy that it was just a hairball. We love to nap on mom and dad's bed, maybe you could try there?

Jeter and Mickey said...

I'm so sorry that you won't be relaxing on the Yamaha ... I know it was your favorite spot.
I must say, I was a bit concerned about the "barfing" ... but I'm glad it's just a "floofy" problem. I wouldn't want you to be ill.

DEBRA said...

Yesterday Momma came home to find bomit on the den carpet and Ping jumping up on her Grandmother's sectertary and nearly knocking it over with all of antique treasures. She was furry upset with Ping and put him in a time out, Daddy hadda rescue him. So, I understand about your Daddy's Yahama. We have new rules too. Momma was buzy trying to figure a way to keep Ping off the top of the secteratry....


Anonymous said...

Oh, sweet sister!
Well last year I ..mhmm, urinated in the electrical outlet.
My female human got really hysteric since some smoke came out of it while I was still peeing. Well, nobody was hurt, I am still alive and my male human just turned the power off. Just his super duper loudspeakers for the computer were ruined.
Your mum could use some parfume for the Yamaha or go to a petshop and ask for a special cat 'perfume' that keeps us kitties away from things when we smell it. I am sure that it is available in the US.

Kaze, Latte, or Chase said...

That is very very sad. I love to sit on the DirectTV thingy in the Snuggle Room. The receivers are all safely stored in glass cabinets because the Chip Man doesn't like fur in them.


Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Oh, dats bad! Not barfing, but maybe getting hurt...ya know, barf happens. Dad has a power amp dat has vent holes on da sides and da bottom so we can lay on it and dey isn't to concerned, but da rest of da stuff is on narrow shelves dat we can't skweeze into wif a little muffin fan (not edible) dat is conected to a thermostat. When stuff starts getting warm da fan goes on and dat brings kitties running to see what dat humming is. It's pretty funny. Dad regularly takes stuff apart and cleans fur out of it, but not barf cuz we can't get to it. Darn.

The Furry Kids said...

Oh, man! That stinks about the Yamaha. I wish Momma wouldn't have read this post. She's gonna kick me off the cable box. :(


Kellie The Orange Cat said...

Ooops! That is sad that you can't nap on the Yamaha anymore - I know you liked it so much - so many pictures are of you napping on the Yamaha... sigh!

But now you can find an efun better place to nap! Is there a place that MaoMao, Dorydoo or Brainball like to nap? Just sit really close to them until they fall off and ta da you have your new place!

Henry Helton said...

This sucks! No matter what your momma does, find a way on that Yamaha. It is yours. (P.S. Refrain from yakking on it if you can)

Mosaic Cats said...

Oh Marilyn,
I totally relate! Before ML started putting that goopy medicine in my ears, I was barfing 2-3 times per day/night! Often on my couch, often on the floors, and if she didn't wake up fast enough, on ML's bed.

She lived in daily fear that I would barf all over her new MacBook Pro laptop! It sits on the coffee table open a lot, and I also like to snuggle up right next to her on the couch when she is on it, rubbing my face against the power cord outlet.

Never happened (yet), and now I don't barf anymore! But she should still be more careful since the evil INTRUDER, Annie, walks all over it. Chav!


Christine and FAZ said...

Hairballs are the pits. A girls gotta do what a girls gotta do - huh Marilyn? FAZ

Gretchen said...

Oh, Marilyn, I'm so sorry you lost your favorite place to nap. I'm so glad you weren't electrifried right on the spot. I hope you can find another place that helps you be as creative as you've been atop your Yamaha.


Karen Jo said...

I am so sorry that you lost your favorite napping place, but your Mom's new rule sounds like a good one. I am sure you will find a brand new napping place very soon.